Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency a day after its prime minister resigned

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned. On Friday, the ruling coalition’s council announced the move was...

Tanzania church accuses State of harming democracy

Tanzania's Catholic Church on Sunday accused the government of President John Magufuli of violating democratic norms by limiting freedom of expression. "Party political activities, such...

There are 2,144 African languages, using them in our universities will help, not hinder...

Africa is the home of 2144 languages. Oddly, most development theoreticians consider this a barrier to economic and social growth. Sociolinguists and educationists know better:...

Kenya’s opposition leader has been sworn in as the “people’s president”

Months after balking at the plan and raising doubts about whether it would make good on its promise, Kenya’s opposition coalition has sworn in...

South Africa’s water crisis spreads

KATSE DAM (Lesotho) • Cape Town is running out of water and low dam levels in the emerald-green highlands of Lesotho are causing alarm...

Egyptians urged to boycott election after candidates withdraw

CAIRO: Five Egyptian public figures, including two former presidential hopefuls, called Sunday for voters to boycott the March presidential election after the withdrawal of all...

Africa’s leaders to discuss critical issues at summit

ADDIS ABABA Africa Heads of State meet in Addis Ababa on Sunday and Monday to a packed agenda in the 30th Ordinary Session of the...

Sissi’s last real challenger quits Egypt presidential race

CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — A rights lawyer seen as the last real challenger to Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday quit the race to...

Cameroon has been putting the internet back on in its Anglophone regions for diplomatic...

Cameroon put the internet back on in its English-speaking regions on Wednesday (Jan. 17) after nearly four months. But it only lasted for 48 hours. It...

Ex-soccer star George Weah is the new president of Africa’s oldest republic

Liberia has elected former soccer star George Weah as its new president following a run-off election. Weah, 51, won the polls with 61.5% of votes...